Disinfo: NATO might kill some of their own officers to provoke a war in Ukraine


Bearing in mind that Americans are performing inspections at the Ukrainian front-line more and more often, a set-up is very much likely, where someone from a Nato delegation is killed. That would be organised as a “involvement of a third party” or just a shooting, where the blame will be put on the home-guard of Donbas. After all, would Pentagon really hesitate to kill a colonel or diplomat or two in order to instigate a war?

The well-oiled machinery of Western propaganda would spring into action immediately and blame the home-guard of Donbas or directly on Russia. Then the cannons will start talking. It’s a hard-working system, applied many times; for instance in former Yugoslavia. The concept of setting up the death of NATO representatives is, according to rumours from the Ukrainian ministry of defence, already discussed.


A conspiracy theory, presented without any evidence. Claims on provocations and "false flag operations", performed or planned, is a frequent manoeuvre by pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets.


  • Reported in: Issue 155
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: false flag, Provocation, NATO, Conspiracy


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Denying the presence of Russian forces in Donbas is a standard pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative. Moreover, saying that the OSCE did not find evidence of Russian participation in Donbas goes against some statements of the former First Deputy Chief Monitor to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug. It is not the first time that such claims are made

In an interview, delivered in autumn 2018, Hug mentions that the Mission has been recording the instances of Russia's involvement into the war in Donbas. "We have been seeing at least in six instances convoys leaving and entering Ukraine, which we have been documenting, which have been driving towards the unsecure border with the Russian Federation in the middle of the night, on dirt roads, and have been seen at the unsecure border at areas where there is no official border crossing," Hug said.